A Decade of Progress toward Ending the Intensive Confinement of Farm Animals in the United States
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sara Shields, Paul Shapiro, Andrew Rowan
In this paper, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) farm animal protection work over the preceding decade is described from the perspective of the organization. Prior to 2002, there were few legal protections for animals on the farm, and in 2005, a new campaign at the HSUS began to...
Was Jack the Ripper a Slaughterman? Human-Animal Violence and the World's Most Infamous Serial Killer
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrew Knight, Katherine D Watson
Hundreds of theories exist concerning the identity of “Jack the Ripper”. His propensity for anatomical dissection with a knife—and in particular the rapid location and removal of specific organs—led some to speculate that he must have been surgically trained. However,...
Environmental Enrichment in Kennelled Pit Bull Terriers (Canis lupus familiaris)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenna Kiddie, Anna Bodymore, Alex Dittrich
Although social enrichment can be considered beneficial in helping dogs cope with the kennel environment, when taking individual needs into account, it places a large demand on the carers and may not be appropriate in under-resourced kennels. Some kennels are also designed in such a way that...
Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle
An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...
Does a 4–6 Week Shoeing Interval Promote Optimal Foot Balance in the Working Equine?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirsty Lesniak, Jane Williams, Kerry Kuznik, Peter Douglas
Variation in equine hoof conformation between farriery interventions lacks research, despite associations with distal limb injuries. This study aimed to determine linear and angular hoof variations pre- and post-farriery within a four to six week shoeing/trimming interval. Seventeen hoof and...
Green Care: A Review of the Benefits and Potential of Animal-Assisted Care Farming Globally and in Rural America
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brianna Artz, Doris Bitler Davis
The term Green Care includes therapeutic, social or educational interventions involving farming; farm animals; gardening or general contact with nature. Although Green Care can occur in any setting in which there is interaction with plants or animals, this review focuses on therapeutic practices...
Validación del Cuestionario de Actitudes ante las Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros (CAINTAP) en Estudiantes Universitarios del Sur de España: Beneficios y Temores Percibidos
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Javier López-Cepero Borrego, María A. Perea-Mediavilla, Arcadio Tejada Roldán, José Luis Sarasola-Sánchez-Serrano
Introducción: Las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) cuentan con amplia tradición en varios países occidentales, donde diversas revisiones y meta-análisis han demostrado sus ventajas. No obstante, poco se sabe de las expectativas que los y las...
The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Senet-Sanchez, Joan-Maria
This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous....
"Ti-Koyo and His Shark". Human-animal brotherhood from Clement Richer to Italo Calvino and Folco Quilici
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Damiano Benvegnu
Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane [Ti-Coyo and His Shark] is a 1962 film by Italian film director and screenwriter Folco Quilici. Based on a novel by the Martinican writer Clement Richer entitled Ti-Coyo et son requin (Ti-Coyo and his [White] Shark, 1941) but adapted for cinema by Italo Calvino (who...
Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You
Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization,...
Building the road to a regional zoonoses strategy: A survey of zoonoses programmes in the Americas
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melody J Maxwell, Mary H Freire de Carvalho, Armando E Hoet, Marco AN Vigilato, Julio C Pompei, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Patrick Butaye (editor)
In recent years, global public health security has been threatened by zoonotic disease emergence as exemplified by outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 influenza, SARS, and most recently Ebola and Zika. Additionally, endemic zoonoses, such as rabies, burden countries year after year, placing demands on...
Dog growls express various contextual and affective content for human listeners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): T Faragó, N Takács, A Miklósi, P Pongrácz
Vocal expressions of emotions follow simple rules to encode the inner state of the caller into acoustic parameters, not just within species, but also in cross-species communication. Humans use these structural rules to attribute emotions to dog vocalizations, especially to barks, which match...
"Grete Kyndenes is in Howndys": Dogs and Men in Middle English Romance
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harriet Hudson
Bites dog people: general characteristics
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova
The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...
Using animal communication strategy (ACS) for MANET routing
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): T. Manimegalai, C. Jayakumar, G. Gunasekaran
A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a network of wireless nodes with high mobility. Mobile nodes change their position quickly in any direction and speed, and follow an infrastructure-less network. Although there are many mobility models and protocols available to find the path between any two...
The islamic code of animal - human relationships
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A-H.B.A. Masri
Risk behaviors for disease transmission among petting zoo attendees
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. McMillian, J.R. Dunn, J.E. Keen, K.L. Brady, T.F. Jones
To evaluate risk behaviors for transmission of zoonotic diseases at petting zoos during a period without a recognized disease outbreak. Observational survey with environmental microbiologic sampling. 6 petting zoos in Tennessee. Attendees were observed for animal and environmental contact,...
Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robyn Lawes
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...
Current Perspectives on Therapy Dog Welfare in Animal-Assisted Interventions
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Maria Glenk
Research into the effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) has primarily addressed human health outcomes. In contrast, only few publications deal with the therapy dog experience of AAIs. This paper provides an overview on potential welfare threats that therapy dogs may encounter and...
Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips
The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...